the president's appointees is, you know, john kerry gets a free ride, seems like brennan is going to get through. when it comes to the republican that was put up there, that's the one the republicans go after the hardest. it used to be you were giving an olive branch by even naming a republican. i can think of cohen ray lahood. is this so unusual? >> it's really mind boggling to me. it's very surprising. not only is the fact that hagel is a republican, but the fact that, you know, if they're upset about benghazi and the question of diplomatic security, wasn't the person to block the secretary of state because it's the state department that actually has jurisdiction over that question? so why didn't they mess with john kerry who to ability was a democratic? you know, i don't know. i don't understand it, there's personal stuff going on here. >> that's true. i mean, we're seeing that.